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Its been too long since I’ve posted. I didn’t know a senior year in high school could be so busy. A couple of quick thoughts:

  1. I hope to get back to writing regularly. I would like the theme of my next few posts to be about some theological issues, specifically addressing the problem of omnipotence (can God create a rock so heavy he cannot lift it?) and I’d also like to write about Abortion. Its a huge issue that should have been on the forefront of the presidential election. But, like most controversial issues, it gets put on the back burner by mutual consent, for no candidate wants to be appear to be too intractable and unreasonable by taking a monolithic stance on a moral issues; thus the business of politics sustains and deepens its tendency to disconnect the voters and disgust them with politics, especially on the Republican side.
  2. John McCain will lose big. I may be about to sacrifice my entire future political fortune by making a prediction, but I”ll go ahead and say that the Republicans are in for a bigger swatting than they anticipate. Everyone knows that they’ll get beat, but I predict they will get crushed beyond the most depressing expectations. So for the prediction: McCain will get 200 or few electoral votes. There it is. I might delete that in hopes of saving my future political credibility, but I doubt it. If my political potential dies by the inaccuracy of my prediction, so be it, and may I calmly kiss my political aspirations goodbye.
  3. I’m going to launch a campaign. I’m officially campaigning for politics. No official party yet. That will come later. For now, I’m going to espouse a few major policy issues, like abortion, taxes, and regulation. The rest of the time, I”ll be speaking out on hypocrisy in the Washington System in both parties, the senseless frills and privileges that accompany those who are unfortunate enough to be called “politicians” and so on.
  4. I think if Ron Paul were the candidate on the Republican ticket, the party wouldn’t be losing so badly.
  5. I think if Ron Paul were a little more polished as a speaker and communicator, then he would’ve have been on the ticket.
  6. I’ll develop more thoughts later.
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November 4, 2008 at 4:30 pm

And the Joke is on John: McCain misses Stimulus vote

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John McCain has mentioned the Economic Stimulus package on the campaign trail. He said we needed to pass it.

“First thing we have to do is pass the stimulus package through the Senate.”

You wouldn’t have known that from looking at his attendance record on the night of the first vote in the senate on the package. Reports have it that McCain’s plane had landed in DC on time, but McCain decided not to go to the vote at the last minute, citing schedule conflicts. He probably thought the package would pass without his help. Skip it this time…it won’t matter.

It failed by one vote.

Epilogue: The Senate eventually passed another version of the bill. I’ve heard the president is ready to sign it.

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February 13, 2008 at 7:53 am